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Anyone who is out of work because of any medical condition should consider applying for SSDI. However, there are certain requirements for eligibility, which include: 

  • Having worked for approximately five (5) out of the past ten (10) years and paid taxes 
  • Suffering from an injury or illness that has prevented or will prevent you from working  
  • Being unable to physically or mentally perform the work you have done in the past 
  • Being under your full Social Security retirement age of 66 years old 
  • Having a diagnosis from a doctor that supports your claim